Jun 272012

Finding Files Owned by a User with Powershell

Here’s a simple filter that will show only those files and folders that a specific user is owner of:

filter Get-Owner ($Account=“$env:UserDomain\$env:USerName”) {

    if ((Get-ACL$_.Fullname).Owner-like$Account) {



It is very easy to use. By default, it checks for files and folders owned by you:

PS> Dir$home|Get-Owner

You can specify a specific user name (including domain part) or use wildcards as well:

PS> Dir$home|Get-Owner*system*

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